Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
WED, 19 DEC 2018 11:08 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: SUN, 25 FEB 2018 15:13
Qubad Talabani attends a seminar of Iranian representatives

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) - Acting Prime Minister Qubad Talabani attended a seminar of the Islamic Republic of Iran`s representatives in Iraq and Kurdistan, held in Suleimaniya. Iran's ambassador to Iraq, Iraj Masjedi, special representatives from the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, consuls and officials from Iranian representations in Iraq and Kurdistan were attended.

Bilateral ties, regional security and political developments and mutual economic interests were the main topics discussed during the seminar.

Mr. Masjedi expressed the willingness of his government to cooperate with the Kurdistan Region in various sectors based on common interests.

Acting Prime Minister Talabani stressed the important role that Iran can play in the development of the Kurdistan Region and Iraq. He highlighted Iran`s positive role in building peace and enhancing security in the region in general, urging that it continues on this same policy in the best interest of the people of Iraq, Kurdistan and the wider region.

Mr. Talabani also briefed the audience about the reforms adopted by the Kurdistan Regional Government. He stated that the KRG is working towards diversifying its economy with less reliance on oil. He recalled Islamic Republic of Iran's successful experience in the development of its industrial and agriculture sectors, which may be of example for the KRG.

Mr. Talabani also discussed the outstanding issues between the KRG and Iraqi federal government, stating that Iran can play an important role in helping to reach a satisfactory settlement for both sides.

He pointed out that a united and strong Kurdistan Region is in the interest of the wider region in general and Iran in particular. He stressed that the Kurdistan Region is willing to solve all outstanding issues based on the Iraqi federal Constitution.

Mr. Talabani reaffirmed that Kurdistan political parties should speak with one voice while preparing for the upcoming Iraqi elections and work to fulfil all the constitutional rights of the people of the Kurdistan Region.




Introductory meeting between New Egyptian Consul to Kurdistan Region and DFR Head, Falah Mustafa
TUE, 11 DEC 2018 19:25

Erbil, Kurdistan Region (dfr.gov.krd) – The new Consul of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the Kurdistan Region, Ambassador Ahmed Jihad Hares visited the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) and was received by Falah Mustafa, Head of DFR, and Siham Mamand, the Assistant Head and discussed current political developments, efforts to form the new KRG government and Erbil-Baghdad ties.

 
Poland’s Minister for Humanitarian Affairs visits Kurdistan Region and met with the KRG Officials
MON, 10 DEC 2018 22:55

Erbil, Kurdistan Region (dfr.gov.krd) – Beata Kempa, Poland’s Minister for Humanitarian Aid visited the Kurdistan Region and was received by the Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), Minister Falah Mustafa, the Assistant Head of DFR, Siham Mamand, and the Governor of the Erbil, Nawzad Hadi, accompanied by the KRG Representative to Poland, Ziyad Raoof.

 
Prime Minister Barzani receives British Ambassador
MON, 10 DEC 2018 12:50

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) - Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received British Ambassador to Iraq Jon Wilks, Lord Francis Maude, and British Consul General to the Kurdistan Region, Martin Warr.

 

 

Head of DFR presents a seminar at the Lebanese French in Erbil

TUE, 18 DEC 2018 14:34

Erbil, Kurdistan Region (dfr.gov.krd) – The Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), Minister Falah Mustafa presented an academic seminar entitled “The Foreign Relations of the Kurdistan Region and the Kurdish issue around the world” at the Lebanese French University (LFU) in Erbil. The LFU Presidency, the University Commission, Heads of Departments and a number of students were also in attendance.


Dutch Foreign Minister, Stef Blok pays an official visit to Erbil

TUE, 18 DEC 2018 14:31

Erbil, Kurdistan Region (dfr.gov.krd) – The Dutch Foreign Minister, Stef Blok arrived in Erbil, on the 17th of December 2018, and was welcomed by the Minister of Interior of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Karim Sinjari and the Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), Minister Falah Mustafa.

 

Swedish Embassy Office in the Kurdistan Region celebrates a Winter Reception in Erbil

MON, 17 DEC 2018 14:32

Erbil, Kurdistan Region (dfr.gov.krd) – The Embassy Office of the Kingdom of Sweden hosted a Winter Reception on the 12th December 2018 in Erbil,  In attendance were senior KRG officials, members of Parliament, governors, representatives of political parties, the Ambassador of Sweden to Iraq, Pontus Melander, and Deputy Head of Mission in Erbil, Mahyad Tavakoli.

 

KRG UK Representation to organize an event for the Kurdistan trade delegation

MON, 17 DEC 2018 12:17

Erbil, Kurdistan Region (dfr.gov.krd) – The KRG UK Representation and the British Expertise International (BEI) organized an event for the Kurdistan Chambers of Commerce delegation led by Dara Jalil Khayat, Head of the Federation of Kurdistan Chambers of Commerce. The delegation composed of the Head of Erbil Chamber of Commerce, Dara Jalil Khayat, Head of Sulaymaniyah Chamber of Commerce, Sirwan Muhamad, and Head of Duhok Chamber of Commerce, Ayad Abdulhalim in London.